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We are a 501(c)3 Non-profit Organization dedicated to cultivating curiosity in young minds by providing family friendly learning adventures

Every year, we provide play-based science, engineering, and arts education approximately 50,000 people in our community!

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  •  Cardboard City
     Cardboard City
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jun 26
    Capitola
    Jun 26, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Jun 26, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Get ready to build, imagine, and play as we transform our tinker space into a bustling cityscape filled with cardboard boxes.
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  • Books with Balance: Kids Yoga
    Books with Balance: Kids Yoga
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 27
    Capitola
    Jun 27, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Jun 27, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Discover your inner zen! Find balance and mindfulness through stories, songs, and yoga poses!
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  • Elf & Fairy Building Club
    Elf & Fairy Building Club
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Jul 12
    Capitola
    Jul 12, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Jul 12, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Lets see what magical worlds we can create using a glue gun and natural materials!
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  • Science Saturdays
    Science Saturdays
    Saturdays 1:00 PM
    Capitola
    Saturdays 1:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Saturdays 1:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Spark Curiosity Every Saturday at the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery! Join us for Science Saturdays, a hands-on exploration extravaganza designed to ignite your child's inner scientist!
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  • LEGO Brick Builders
    LEGO Brick Builders
    Fridays 3:00-4:30 PM
    Capitola
    Fridays 3:00-4:30 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Fridays 3:00-4:30 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Calling all Lego Builders! Join MOD for Friday afternoon Lego Build Days
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  • Mystery Box Monday
    Mystery Box Monday
    Mondays at 3:00 PM
    Santa Cruz Childrens Museum of Discovery
    Mondays at 3:00 PM
    Santa Cruz Childrens Museum of Discovery, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Mondays at 3:00 PM
    Santa Cruz Childrens Museum of Discovery, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Calling all curious minds! Get ready for Mystery Box Monday, the fun-filled, brain-bending program that unleashes your child's inner inventor, artist, and problem-solver!
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  • Little Discoverers: Infant/Toddler Program
    Little Discoverers: Infant/Toddler Program
    Fridays 10:30-11:00 AM
    Santa Cruz Childrens Museum of Discovery
    Fridays 10:30-11:00 AM
    Santa Cruz Childrens Museum of Discovery, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Fridays 10:30-11:00 AM
    Santa Cruz Childrens Museum of Discovery, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Make Fridays memorable with the Museum of Discovery's Infant Toddler Class—a fantastic blend of play, exploration, and social experiences.
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  • Otter 841 Storytime & Meet the Author!
    Otter 841 Storytime & Meet the Author!
    Thu, Jun 20
    Capitola
    Jun 20, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Jun 20, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Otter 841 is back in Santa Cruz! Hear her story: Amelia Otter's Mischief In The Water read by local author Luke McLelan
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  • Dino Day
    Dino Day
    Sat, Jun 15
    Capitola
    Jun 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Unearth Discoveries at Dino Day!
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  • Slime Week
    Slime Week
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 08
    Capitola
    Jun 08, 2024, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Jun 08, 2024, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Get ready for a week of gooey, glorious fun at the Children's Museum of Discovery's Slime Week!
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  • Jewelry Making for Mothers Day
    Jewelry Making for Mothers Day
    Thu, May 09
    Capitola
    May 09, 2024, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    May 09, 2024, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Mother's Day is just around the corner! Join the Museum of Discovery and make a beaded jewelry gifts for the moms in your life!
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  • May The 4th Be With You- Now at MOD
    May The 4th Be With You- Now at MOD
    Sat, May 04
    Santa Cruz Childrens Museum of Discovery
    May 04, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Santa Cruz Childrens Museum of Discovery, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    May 04, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Santa Cruz Childrens Museum of Discovery, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Calling all young Padawans! Kids Day has been canceled due to rain but we are still building lightsabers at MOD!
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  • Books with Balance: Kids Yoga
    Books with Balance: Kids Yoga
    Thu, Apr 25
    Capitola
    Apr 25, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Apr 25, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Discover your inner zen! Find balance and mindfulness through stories, songs, and yoga poses!
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  • Earth Day 2024
    Earth Day 2024
    Sat, Apr 20
    Santa Cruz
    Apr 20, 2024, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Santa Cruz, 118 Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA
    Apr 20, 2024, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Santa Cruz, 118 Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA
    Join MOD at the celebration of EARTH DAY in Downtown Santa Cruz
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  • Teddy Bear Clinic
    Teddy Bear Clinic
    Sat, Apr 13
    Capitola
    Apr 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Apr 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Does your teddy bear have a mysterious tummy ache? Did your unicorn lose a horn in a daring adventure? It's time for a check-up!
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  • Santa Cruz Eclipse Live Stream Viewing Party
    Santa Cruz Eclipse Live Stream Viewing Party
    Mon, Apr 08
    Capitola
    Apr 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Apr 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Come experience the eclipse in a fun and safe way!
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  • Spring Break Alert! LEGO Member Movie Night & Build Party!
    Spring Break Alert! LEGO Member Movie Night & Build Party!
    Fri, Apr 05
    Capitola
    Apr 05, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Apr 05, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Join us for an evening of fun-filled action with The LEGO® Movie on the big screen. But wait, there's more! We'll have a mountain of LEGO® bricks at your disposal, so get ready to unleash your inner architect and engineer during the movie!
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  • Elf & Fairy Building Club
    Elf & Fairy Building Club
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Apr 05
    Capitola
    Apr 05, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Apr 05, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Capitola, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola, CA 95010, USA
    Lets see what magical worlds we can create using a glue gun and natural materials!
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